March 9 2018, 6:44 am PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
You have a Class 4A pattern of balding with a persistent frontal forelock. The balding is behind the forelock and the forelock looks strong. Forelocks that persist after the age of 35 often stay and there is a strong family history in balding families with strong forelocks such that a man can lose almost all of his hair and still keep his forelock. Since you reported that you are 42 years old, I think that is the case with you but I would need to examine your forelock to see just how permanent it is and see if there is any miniaturization in it. Weak forelocks show miniaturization, strong ones do not. I would transplant the area around your forelock to complete the frontal hairline if your forelock is strong and also transplant the area behind the forelock as well.